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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Two for one...and a cold

So my post today contains two projects....and unfortunately I have the dreaded crud/cold that has been creeping around my house...

The first project is using the December challenge freebie...this is free to a set number of downloads...stop by the Chi Chi Memories challenge blog to pick him up and see the sketch I created for our challenge this month!

finally for my weekly project I used the sweet Hello Girl 2 image for this card:

I hope you are ready for the holidays over the next two weeks...we are winding down with our final to-do list items before we can relax and spend time with family and friends.

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Winner...Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Congratulations to Ruby of A Rare Ruby for being the winner of this wonderful image Sugar - Friends from Just Some Lines!!!  Leave me a comment with your contact information and I'll send your image out to you.

Thank you to everyone that left such wonderful comments!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

12 days of Christmas tags with a feminine twist...

For my first tag I was inspired by the Day 7 in the 12 tags of Christmas with a feminine twist work that was done that showed a girly image and lots of watercoloring on the background:

I hope you like my tag!!!

Happy crafting.....Lynda

Image by Unity Stamp Company

Entering this into:
Loves Rubberstamps - Anything Goes

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stamped Sparkly Holiday Greeting

Time for a new Red Rubber Inspirational challenge and this week I am the host.

My challenge for you is to pull out your holiday stamps and create something sparkly....

For my projects I decided to use the same image twice; the wonderful poinsettia from the Holly Season stamp set.  For the first card I stamped it in versamark ink and then used a black glitter embossing powder to emboss the image.  I then colored the image with my Copic markers.  I then trimmed the image and added it to a block of glittered black cardstock; which was then placed in the center of the card base.  The sentiment from the Vintage Christmas set was then stamped onto the bottom of the card.  I then added the black dots around the edge of my card and went back to the main image with a white acrylic pen to accent the flower.

here is a closeup so you can see the glitter embossing:

For the second card I used flat black embossing powder and decided to use red glitter paper and a different sentiment.  

I hope you'll have time to stamp up a sparkly holiday greeting and join my challenge for you.  You can link up your projects to the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog post have until Wednesday, December 17 to link up!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Part 2 (with an extra scoop of blog candy)

Hello again...welcome to my second post for the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog hop.

This is my second post for the hop...and this one has an extra scoop of blog candy from me to you)

For this project I started with this adorable image called Sugar- Friends from Just Some Lines:

I printed the image onto white cardstock and trimmed it to the size I wanted.  I then colored the image with my Copic markers.  I then mounted the image onto green pattern paper from Authentique's Festive Collection paper line.  I covered the card base with paper from the same line and added the strip of coordinating pattern paper.  I then stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn's Winter Fox stamp set onto white paper and backed it with the same paper from this line.  I then added these two cute coffee theme veneers from Latina Crafter's Cafe wood veneers set.

I would love to give one lucky person that leaves a comment on my blog this exact digital image I used on my project.  I would love for you to become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this blog post for your chance to win this wonderful image.  Please leave your contact information in your comment so I know how to get your image to you at the conclusion of the hop.  You will have until December 14 at 11:59PM to leave a comment to be eligible to win.  The winner will be posted here on my blog on or about December 21.

Be sure to check out all the other wonderful projects being shared in the hop and drop into the sponsors sites to say thank you for their support.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!

This hop is going to be so much fun.  Combining holiday fun with hot be sure to get yourself a fresh cuppa something wonderful and hop along with us!!!

For my first project I am sharing with you this card I have made featuring digital images from one of our hop sponsors Pickled Potpourri.  The image I am using is titled Cup of Love:

Totally adorable set of 4 digital images for only $2.99!!!

I printed the cup and the dog (also the kitty and the cup for later).  I  picked out my pattern paper from the Simple Stories diy Christmas line and colored my images using my Copics to coordinate with the colors of the paper.  I then popped up the cup with some foam tape onto my card base.  I then added the cute puppy using double the foam tape so she really floats above the rim of the cup.

I am so happy with how this turned out.  I hope you'll continue to hop along and drop by our sponsors sites to check them out.  Maybe even stop by the Pickled Potpourri Facebook page and give them a shout out for being a sponsor today!

I'll be back a little later with another card for the hop...and some blog candy of my own...

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

Kit and Clowder - December challenge animals

Chi Chi Wednesday

So one of the cute images from the December release is titled Reindeer girl....I mean look how cute she is:

For my card I printed her onto white cardstock.  I then colored her with my Copic markers; matching the red with this wonderful pattern paper I had in my stash.  I then added her to my card.  I printed this great saying from the Winter Sports set and added it to my card front.

I just adore her and think she is sooo cute for holiday cards!!!

Be sure to check the Chi Chi Memories blog for other wonderful ideas using the new release and other great images!!

Happy crafting...Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Red Friday hop inspired card

There was an awesome Red Friday hop that happened...and the challenge was to be inspired by a project from the hop and make a card.

I created this card inspired by the amazing project shared by Sandy is my on kraft using colored pencils card:

Stamp by Red Rubber Designs - Holiday Girls Rubber Stamp Set
Colored pencils by Prismacolor.
Digital sentiment created by me and printed onto the cardstock.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

We're getting our holiday on....Wednesday...

It's new release time on the Chi Chi Memories blog....and this month it's full of three new holiday images...

For my card I worked with this cutie called Boxing Day:

Isn't he just the cutest....  I've been having so much fun with my Copics and these wonderful new images...

Be sure to keep an eye on the Chi Chi Memories blog for other wonderful projects featuring the latest release images!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Autumn Flowers challenge at Cuttin' and Stampin'

Hello....Lynda here to share with you a few projects I created using the fabulous supplies from the Cuttin' and Stampin' store for this challenge.  The challenge for this session is Autumn Flowers.

I've used some of the following products on my projects: 

Fancy Pants Burlap & Bouquets collection. 

These products and so much more are available at

For my first two cards I took some of the solid colored pattern paper and trimmed it to it fit onto my card base leaving a small border.  I then used some of the trimmed pieces to create a strip to go across the card front.  I then added the diecut floral accent to the front of each card.

in addition to the floral diecut, I added the feather diecut to this card:

for my next card I did the same process, but used a piece of the pattern paper:

For my final card I covered my entire card base with the pattern paper.  I then added a strip of a coordinating piece of pattern paper to the card front on the top.  I then added the burlap bow that I topped with the button (tied off with twine).  I tucked the diecut tag up and behind the bow and the card was coplete.

I hope you'll join in the fun and link up your Autumn flowers theme project to the blog post here.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Saturday, November 29, 2014

LOVE this image

Do you ever see an image and think...oh my gosh I just LOVE that image....well this is one of those images...

it's titled Emo Poppy Fairy and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it...

she is just the sweetest thing...and don't even get me started on that cute caterpillar next to her...

For my card I printed her onto watercolor paper and colored her with my Copic makers.  I found this wonderful pattern paper to back the image that matched the green from the grass perfectly.  I then added the sentiment sticker from Momenta to finish off the card.

I know I'll be using this image over and over again...  I am so grateful that there are amazing artists out there that design these amazing images for us to color....

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following challenges:

Kitty Bee Designs - Aloha Friday - Thank you 12/5
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Moving on up girls both take karate lessons...and right now I have a blue belt and a purple belt in my house.  (along with my dh who is a yellow belt, but we won't talk about that....)  With the increase in belt ranks both girls needed to switch teachers (Sensei) and class times....neither were that happy about doing that.  Both girls had been lucky to have Sensei Diane as their first instructor and youngest wanted to give her a special thank you for all she has done for her.

What better image to use than the Karate girl from Chi Chi Memories for my project???

I colored her to look like my youngest; complete with the blue belt.  The fun background is made with this amazing washi tape that I had in my stash....I love that it has all the belt colors in it...perfect!!!

Youngest really likes her new instructor...he is quite funny when he is teaching and makes the kids laugh a lot.  Oldest is still deciding about her new teacher, but they both miss their first karate instructor a lot.

Happy crafting...Lynda

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Just Some Lines cards to share

I've had a number of cards that have been shared on the Just Some Lines blog and that I have entered into the coloring contest that is happening on the Just Some Lines facebook page!!

This first card is for the Blue and Silver color challenge.  It features the beautiful Christmas Angel:

this next card I entered into the color challenge for the month which is blue/silver or green/red...I used the cute Emo - Cookie Baker:

this card using these adorable penguins in the Penguin Christmas Tree's Final Touch:

and finally this fun card using the Emo Regan Present Drop:

Don't you just love Jehanne's images!  I just love her style and her girls are soooo cute!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda